Search Results: "Chris Harrison"


BOOK REVIEW

CASKETBALL CAPERS by Peter Bently
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"A fast-paced, linear story for chapter-book vampire enthusiasts; this kicks off a series. (Paranormal. 6-8)"
Lee Price is like every other normal 9-year-old boy … except he is a vampire. Read full book review >

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RORY HARRISON
by Alex Heimbach

A boy and girl go on a road trip to California. They visit the World’s Largest Ball of Twine. They fall in love. The plot of Rory Harrison’s debut novel, Looking for Group, sounds typical enough; the book itself is anything but.

Dylan is 17 and just found out that he is not, in fact, going to die. After years ...


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COLIN HARRISON
by Gregory McNamee

In his 1954 James Bond novel Live and Let Die, Ian Fleming observed that owning a large number of books tends to go hand in hand with “serious criminal tendencies.” Bibliophiles may object to the thought, but over the long run of history, collectors of many things—paintings, postage stamps, golf courses—have been implicated in all sorts of crimes connected ...


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HIDE AND SEEK HARRY AT THE PLAYGROUND by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 24, 2015

"A brightly lit 'find it' game that focuses more on laughs than skill. (Board book. 2-3)"
Harry the hippo plays hide-and-seek. Read full book review >

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HIDE AND SEEK HARRY AROUND THE HOUSE by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 13, 2014

"Not likely to be a longstanding favorite, but good for a brief bit of fun. (Board book. 1-3)"
A quick game of hide-and-seek with an enthusiastic but easy-to-find hippo. Read full book review >

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O CANADA by Ted Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Canada's national anthem is included. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 6-10)"
A brief, affectionate statement about Canada as a whole prefaces a similar page on each of its provinces, mentioning natural resources, characterizing the population, and pointing out distinctive qualities. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GRIZZLY DAD by Joanna Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: May 12, 2009

"In a season full of saccharine, this is the real thing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
When Dad wakes up one morning, he is in a GRRRRIZZLY mood, and after grrroaning, grrrizzling and GRRRUMPing, he goes back to bed where he can't do any more damage. Read full book review >

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HOW I BECAME CHAMPION OF THE UNIVERSE by Kenny Harrison
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"It's a nonviolent, humorous, and happy outcome that youngsters will find immensely satisfying; the perfect antidote to WWF fever. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Call it the WWF for preschoolers, if you will, but with cream pies and squirt guns instead of body slams and head locks. Read full book review >

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THE ANIMALS' SONG by David L. Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1997

"This book, a group of preschoolers, and a rhythm band set form a cacophonous combination with appeal that's loud and clear. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Fans of old-fashioned rhyming books will warm to this perky celebration of sight and sound: ``There was a little girl/With a silver flute,/Toot toot/Tootity toot,/Who puckered her lips/And blew her flute,/Tootity tootity toot.'' Soon she is joined by a little boy with ``a rumity drum,'' a hooty owl, a sleepy ``yippity'' dog, a cow, a pony, a rooster, a pig, bird, goose, lamb, duck, pigeon, and a shy mouse from ``under the sink.'' All together they make a crew that recalls the Bremen town musicians in a noisy, onomatopoeic parade: ``They sang and danced/And skipped along/With a flute and a drum/And the animals' song.'' The parade ends grandly; the girl who started it all is fast asleep in her sunset-drenched bedroom, her toys gathered around her. Read full book review >

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WHEN COWS COME HOME by David L. Harrison
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Still, the merry rhyming and the illustrations' blithe abandon may make this an effective storytime diversion. (Picture book. 4-7)"
The author of Somebody Catch My Homework (1990) brings his skillful versifying to a slight, silly tale about a herd of cows straying from their homeward way at day's end (``But if Farmer looks/The other way,/Cows take off/On a holiday!/You never saw/Such cow horseplay...'' Whimsically depicted in airily limned illustrations splashed with sunset-hued watercolors, the errant cows trip a light fantastic while they play tag, square dance, and ``hitch their bikes/To Farmer's sleigh/To pull their babies/As they play.'' They're about to escape out the gate when they spy Farmer and suddenly ``head for home/In a cowlike way'' after all. Read full book review >